Small claims suits may be brought for amounts in controversy not exceeding $10,000. Forms to initiate a small claims action are available in the Court Clerk’s office. Small claims cases are set for hearing approximately 4 to 6 weeks after filing. Evictions are set for hearing between 5 and 10 days after filing.
|Type of Claim||Filing Fee|
|Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED or eviction) less than $5,000.||$58 plus service|
|Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED or eviction) greater than $5,000.||$144.14 plus service|
|Indebtedness less than $5,000.||$58 plus service|
|Indebtedness greater than $5,000.||$209.14 plus service|
Filing fees must be paid at time of filing.
Court Appearance Schedule
You should appear in court on your court date, whether or not the defendant has been served.
The docket will be called at 9 a.m. for small claims and 10 a.m. for evictions. When your name is called, please inform the judge that you are here and whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant.
Small Claims Department
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How long will it take to see the Judge?
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